NERC GW4+ DTP competition funded project . Fees, stipend and research costs are covered for UK students & residents for 3.5 years.
We seek a motivated student with a marine science, conservation or behavioural ecology background. Knowledge of bioacoustics and/or small boat handling skills would be advantageous.
This is an industrial CASE award. Time is spent during the 3.5-year studentship at the CASE partner, Natural Resources Wales. Up to 4 months per year will be spent at the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre in Wales for fieldwork. The remainder of the time is spent at the University of Bristol.
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FTE Category A staff submitted: 64.60
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